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Carboline Launches Pyroclad® X1, a Two Component Epoxy Intumescent Fireproofing Coating

Published on 2013-04-22. Author : SpecialChem

St. Louis, MO -- Carboline Company, one of the global leaders in coatings, linings, and fireproofing products, announced recently that it has officially released Pyroclad X1 the latest breakthrough in offshore fireproofing technology.

This epoxy intumescent fireproofing product is a two component, solvent free coating designed to provide both jet fire and hydrocarbon pool fire protection for oil and gas installations.

"Pyroclad X1 was developed to save lives and provide a superior level of fire protection for oil and gas assets around the world." said David Wolf, V.P. of International Business Development. This innovative epoxy intumescent system can withstand the harsh environmental conditions of coastal and offshore environments as it has successfully passed the NORSOK M-501 environmental test program without a topcoat. Its unsurpassed weathering characteristics ensure the integrity and long-term performance of the system.

"This was one of the most exciting products I've ever been involved with in my 38 years in the coatings industry. We designed Pyroclad X1 to be the leader in low thickness requirements" said Dallas Finch V.P. of Global Research and Development. With certification from some of the leading certifying bodies for the offshore fireproofing, which includes Lloyd's Register of Shipping (LRS), and Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Pyroclad X1 is certified to have as much as a 35% thickness advantage over the industry's leading competitor. This thickness advantage means less material is needed to achieve the same level of fire protection. This can have a major positive impact on the overall weight of the structure, and significantly lower the overall construction, transportation, and installation costs.

"One of the key criteria when we were developing the formulation was that it needed to be easy to mix and apply. Some of the current products in the industry have complicated mix ratios, with even more complicated material preparation requirements. Not Pyroclad X1, it is simple and straight forward." said Dallas Finch V.P. of Global Research and Development. Pyroclad X1 has a very simple 1:1 mix ratio, and requires minimal preheating of the material. The consistent spray density, combined with high film build, and fast recoat time make this product extremely easy to apply, and helps the contactor manage material and labor costs.

With all of these advantages Pyroclad X1 is the new standard in offshore fireproofing because it is designed to benefit owners, engineers and contractors around the world.

About Carboline Company

Founded in 1947, Carboline is a global manufacturer and supplier of innovative high performance coatings, linings and fireproofing products for the protection and beautification of steel and concrete substrates from corrosion and fire damage. Its products are widely used by industrial, commercial and architectural industries where long-term asset protection is a high priority. Carboline is part of RPM International a publicly traded holding company. Carboline is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and has manufacturing locations worldwide.

Source: Carboline

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